Legal Mediation

Legal mediation has become a popular and cost effective method of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Resolving commercial disputes through the court systems can take many years and cost you and your business anywhere from thousands to hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars.

If you are searching for a legal remedy to yourbusiness dispute,
legal mediation may be the time saving, cost effective option to consider.
Call our firm for details: 408-971-4359

Alternative dispute resolutions have become more prevalent and popular as the courts have become busier and the costs of going to trial have risen. In most jurisdictions, the courts require all parties to pursue settlement of their disputes through alternative dispute resolution practices such as mediation before they are permitted to bring their arguments before the bench.

Diane Deckard has acted as the mediator and/or represented interested parties in legal mediation proceedings involving:

  • Legal Malpractice
  • Contests of Wills and Trusts Non-Marital Disputes of Property
  • Financial Abuse of the Elderly
  • Disputes in Business Partnerships (LLP, LLC)
  • Fraud

Whether you choose our firm to perform your legal mediation or to represent your interests in mediation proceedings, we bring our extensive experience to help you determine if your case would be better served through alternative dispute resolution or litigation before the court.

Legal mediation is a form of negotiation wherein a third party, such as a lawyer or retired judge, assists disputing parties in settling issues related to a business or other type of dispute. The mediator – or third party – who is chosen to perform as the middleman in the negotiations between the disputing parties does not have the authority to make an award or impose a decision upon either side.

Instead, the mediator hears from all sides, reviews the facts of their case, and may point out the weaknesses and strengths of their position in order to bring resolution through legal reasoning. The legal mediation process allows for disputing parties to resolve their arguments by reaching amicable or acceptable solutions. The mediation process does not obligate either side of an argument to accept any proposal of resolution. It merely offers disputing parties the opportunity to reach a mutual resolution.

Negotiating the terms of a business dispute
with a neutral third party can help bring your conflict to an end. If you’re looking for
legal mediation, call our firm: 408-971-4359

The greatest advantage of the mediation process is savings – in both time and money. When you are monetarily or emotionally invested in the matter that has given rise to the need for dispute resolution, you may not always see the middle ground. In fact, you may not even be interested or considering the interests of the party with whom you find yourself embroiled in conflict. Our job through the process of mediation is to help you weigh the legal merit and fairness of your position and bring your dispute to a close.

Our attorneys provide skilled representation for businesses in need of legal mediation in San Jose, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Milpitas. The discussion on this web page is for informational purposes only and does not promise an outcome in any future case handled by the Deckard Law Firm.


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